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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs. per 40-barrel batch) of plump, ripe blackberries grown by Agriberry in Hanover County, Hardywood Virginia Blackberry offers an assertive fruit character while remaining extremely refreshing. Ruby hued with the bright aroma of fresh bramble berries, this beer’s pleasantly gentle body leads to a rather dry, rounded fruit finish, making it irresistible on a hot summer day.

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3.5
Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Hardywood bills this as a summer beer, but I think I think that anyone who enjoys it would enjoy it year round. It pours light copper color with a little bit of foam. The aroma is slightly tart and sweet, the blackberries are there, but Belgian ale qualities, like bananas and squash, are also a presence. The flavor is where the blackberries really move forward, all over the front of the tongue and the finish. But the Belgian esters and mild malt aren’t entirely suffocated. This isn’t a style I seek out, but it is pretty good.

3.1
djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle shared at Freetail. Pours a cloudy pink with small pinkish white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, berry, wheat. Medium body, berry, wheat, light tartness, good.

3.4
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Pours a peachy amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma is sweet and tart with strong yeast. Body is medium with a crisp semi dry feel. Not finding much blackberry in the taste. Otherwise a fairly satisfying ale.

3.5
alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Pours pinkish amber color with white soapy head. Aroma of blackberry and wheat. Blackberry flavor with hint of grain. Light body yet creamy on the palate. Very nice.

3.2
olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Fruity smell with berries. Similar taste. Light taste and smell. High carbonation.

3.5
katrinaez (2021) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Nice even flavor and light fruit flavor. Hazy yellow. Full mouth for style. Crisp enough. Tap

3
HippieFee (446) - - SEP 1, 2016
Draft - Nice dark Amber color. Slightly cloudy. Sweet with the blackberry flavor as a sweetener. On a really hot day such as this it is a refreshing beer, thirst quenching.

3.5
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
bomber picked up at a total wines outside of DC in VA. pours medium amber, translucent, light red hue. slight sweetness from the malt, slight sour berry, and then the black pepper from the yeast. light to medium body.

4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pinkish amber body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is slightly sweet and naturally fruity with juicy blackberry and a slight caramel sweetness. The flavor is one of the most natural and juicy fruit beers that I’ve had in a very long time. It’s like chewing on fresh blackberries. A nice base of honeysuckle and light-caramel sweetness that makes it very dessert like. Medium bodied with a slight cling on the finish and slightly active fizzy carbonation. One of the best fruit beers I’ve had in a long time.

3.4
Alengrin (5376) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle at Velootje in Ghent, the owner of which received it as a gift straight from the brewer, apparently. Thin but stable off-white head, deep and warm pinkish orange colour. Aroma of stewed pear, yoghurt, buttermilk, even a touch ureum, soapy wheat, sour cream and indeed berries, but hard to say if they are blackberries or something else. Very fruity taste, estery, lots of sweet-sour berries but hints of passion fruit and orange too, soft carbo, smooth and somewhat oily, thinnish mouthfeel, wheaty, a bit soapy and grainy, drying tartness in the end (berry juice effect) while sweet maltiness lingers; hops are only indirectly at work. Interesting artisanal fruit beer, perhaps lacking a bit in complexity and body.


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